HIGH NOTES AVANTE inspires, gives hope and connects those touched by mental illness through artistic expression.
We are proud to have been awarded “Best Creative Innovation” at Richmond Hill’s Economic Development Committee’s 7th Creative symposium. Please CLICK HERE to watch the short video with our Artistic & Executive Director, Ingrid Taheri, speaking about our charity.
Music and words have the power to create social change, inspire, empower and give hope to those touched by mental illness. Our ‘image raising’ events feature world class performances and speakers, and showcase the lives and talents of artists and personalities who are living good lives despite having an existing or past mental health challenge. We aim to erase stigma, educate, create community and save lives by encouraging others to reach out and also share their stories.
Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of. If 1 in 5 people are affected and we all know someone who suffers, we should show the same compassion and respect for those affected by mental illness as for those affected by physical illness. Our events are therapeutic for those affected and an eye opener for the community at large. We invite you to get involved because WE ALL HAVE A (mental health) STORY.
“Your kindness and empathy vis-à-vis our collective mental health struggles is unsurpassed.”
- Grammy Awarded Singer/Songwriter Dan Hill
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IN JANUARY: CONCERT OF HOPE with DAN HILL, LLOYD ROBERTSON, LUBA GOY, the AMICI CHAMBER ENSEMBLE, STEPHEN SITARSKI, MARCIA CHUM-GIBBONS, FRANK HORVAT, CHANTRIA TAM, GILES TOMKINS, KATHRYN TREMILSS, TARA BAXENDALE & FRIENDS!!! ONLINE, FREE VIRTUAL CONCERT TO INSPIRE and CONNECT ALL OF YOU STAYING HOME.
WITH COVID-19 MANY OF OUR PLANS HAVE BEEN CANCELED. HOWEVER IT HAS ALSO BEEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO REINVENT OURSELVES. WE ALSO INVITE YOU TO JOIN US FOR THESE THREE FREE ONGOING VIRTUAL EVENTS:
JANUARY 13 HIGH NOTES MOVIE CLUB
JANUARY 14 HIGH NOTES VOICES will sing online together again. We look forward to having an in-person choir again…at some point.
JANUARY 27: HIGH NOTES BOOK CLUB will discuss X.R. Pan’s The Astonishing Color of After.
MAY 17, 2021 HIGH NOTES GALA CONCERT FOR MENTAL HEALTH: Luba Goy will be back at the FLATO MARKHAM THEATRE for another High Notes Gala concert with artists and personalities sharing their experience with mental illness. Amongst the performers we proudly welcome the AMICI CHAMBER ENSEMBLE for the first time. We are also proud to have pianist and composer, Frank Horvat, Actor Jamie Robinson, Singer/Songwriter Priyana, Concert Pianist and Clinical Psychologist, Shula Mor and the HIGH NOTES VOICES choir led by Sina Fallah. Tickets from the original date (April 21, 2020) will be honored. PLEASE NOTE: We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation carefully and are prepared to move the concert to a future date in order to ensure the safety of everyone involved.
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE or call 905.305.7469(SHOW)
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